DPP prosecutes Jenzsoph Ltd

On 27 October 2015, at Dublin Circuit Court, Jenzsoph Limited was convicted of:- 

  1. Holding or disposing of waste in a manner that caused environmental pollution in the form of nuisance through odours between 1 February 2007 and 25 November 2008 at Kerdiffstown, County Kildare, contrary to section 32(1) and section 6(a) of the Waste Management Act 1996.
  2. Holding or disposing of waste by accumulating a large mound of waste in the North West area of a waste facility at Kerdiffstown, between 22 October 2003 and 25 November 2008, in a manner that caused or was likely to cause environmental pollution in that it, to a significant extent, harmed the environment by:-
  • creating a risk to waters;
  • creating a risk to the atmosphere;
  • creating nuisance through odours; and
  • adversely affecting the countryside.

contrary to section 32(1) and section 6(a) of the Waste Management Act 1996.

The prosecution was taken by the Director of Public Prosecutions on foot of a file prepared by the Office of Environmental Enforcement.  The company did not enter an appearance in the case, but was convicted by the jury after a trial involving over 25 witnesses and lasting almost three weeks.

Judge Patrick McCartan imposed fines of €10,000,000 for each charge.Add